Ernest Elmore Campbell, Jr.
Ernest Elmore Campbell, Jr. of Perryville, Arkansas, died Monday, October 13, 2003. He was born in Little Rock, graduating from North Little Rock High School. He later joined the U. S. Army, 8th Army Air Force Military Police, during World War II, serving in England, France and Germany. He was honored by then General Dwight D. Eisenhower as the best dressed soldier in the European Theatre. After the war Ernest returned to North Little Rock where he was owner-operator of the Standard Ice Company, delivering ice to homes and businesses for 20 years before retirement.
He then became a salesman for Wonder Bread retiring after 20 years of service. Ernest loved his family and home on Harris Break Lake, of which he spent many enjoyable hours caring for. He also loved fishing, hunting and his church, Second Baptist Church of Perryville of which he helped construct.
He is survived by his wife Frances McCranie of Perryville, two sons, Richard Ernest Key and wife Connie of Little Rock, Ernest E. Campbell and wife Gail of Conway, two daughters, Janice Acre and husband Jack of Little Rock, Arlyne Cherven and husband James of Roland, 12 grandchildren; Richard Ernest Key, Josh Campbell, James Myers, Beth DeBra, Courtney Ghormley, Shannon Parks, Deedee Forsythe, Frances Gresham, Karla Cherven, Diana Spesia, Tracy O'Callaghan, Cheryl Choate, 13 great-grandchildren; Sloan DeBra, Kalissa Campbell, Corey Key, Ashley Key, J.P. Padgett, Samantha Padgett, Austin Myers, Eric Myers, Kristen Choate, Trea Choate, Jason Cherven, Nicole Spesia, and Emily Spesia.
There will be a visitation Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Ruebel Funeral Home followed by a graveside funeral service Thursday at 12:00 noon at Pine Crest Cemetery officiated by Reverends Mike Atkinson and Cleo Young.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home.